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1867 The Essays of Elia and Eliana Charles Lamb New Edition
1867 The Essays of Elia and Eliana Charles Lamb New Edition

Price: £150.00

A handsomely bound collection of Lamb's popular conversational essays. 'A New Edition, Published by Arrangement with the Proprietors, Messrs. Moxon and Co'. Featuring an engraved portrait frontispiece of Charles Lamb.

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1867-1871 Shakespeare Illustrated and Shakespeare's Euphuism Wiliiam Rushton
1867-1871 Shakespeare Illustrated and Shakespeare's Euphuism Wiliiam Rushton

Price: £395.00

A collection of fascinating and detailed pamphlets, exploring Shakespeare's language within many of his works. Five works, bound from the parts, into one volume. Containing Shakespeare Illustrated by Old Authors; First and...

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1868 Bacon's Essays Francis Bacon New Edition Richard Whateley
1868 Bacon's Essays Francis Bacon New Edition Richard Whateley

Price: £22.99

A critical examination of the essays of Francis Bacon. New edition. Bookseller's label of James Maclehose and Sons to the front pastedown.

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1868-1872 5 Vol Cours de Litterature Dramatique Saint-Marc Girardin
1868-1872 5 Vol Cours de Litterature Dramatique Saint-Marc Girardin

Price: £125.00

A uniformly bound collection of literary criticism from French politician and author, Marc Girardin. Tenth edition. Within these works Marc Girardin examines dramatic passions, discussing the mode in which they are treated...

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1868-71 2vols Short Stories on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude Full Calf
1868-71 2vols Short Stories on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude Full Calf

Price: £55.00

A handsome two volume set of works by James Anthony Froude, featuring a collection of essays on topics which, as the title suggests, are considered by the author to be 'great subjects'. Bound...

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1869 Critical and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Edinburgh Review New Edition
1869 Critical and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Edinburgh Review New Edition

Price: £18.00

A collection of Lord Macaulay's essays.A New Edition of this work.These historical and critical essays were initially published for the Edinburgh Review and were issued in their own volume for the first time in 1843.Thomas Babington...

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1869 James Hain Fiswell Essays English Writers Poets Essayists Drama Literature
1869 James Hain Fiswell Essays English Writers Poets Essayists Drama Literature

Price: £29.00

An uncommon edition of On English Writers by James Hain Friswell.A Nineteenth Century essayist and novelist, he also frequently contrubuted articles to The Spectator, The Leader and Chamber's Journal. Here, he focusses on everything...

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1869 Shakspeareana Genealogica George Russell French 2 Parts Shakespeare Family
1869 Shakspeareana Genealogica George Russell French 2 Parts Shakespeare Family

Price: £50.00

An investigative work into Shakespeare and his characters.In two parts.Part one discusses the dramatis personae in Shakespeare's historical plays.Part two is a dissertation on the genealogy of the Shakespeare and Arden families.Written...

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1869 Tales And Sketches By Hugh Miller Edited With Preface By Mrs Miller
1869 Tales And Sketches By Hugh Miller Edited With Preface By Mrs Miller

Price: £34.99

A collection of sketches by Hugh Miller (1802 - 1856) , who was was a self-taught Scottish geologist  and writer, with an interest in folklore  and an evangelical Christian. Third edition. Including writings on Burns,...

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1869-96 3vols Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature Science and Arts
1869-96 3vols Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature Science and Arts

Price: £120.00

Three volumes of Chambers's Journal, offering an interesting collections of essays and articles from the nineteenth century. Three volumes of the Chambers's Journal. The volumes are dated...

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1870 Shakespeare and the Emblem Writers by Henry Green Illustrated First Edition
1870 Shakespeare and the Emblem Writers by Henry Green Illustrated First Edition

Price: £170.00

An attractive first edition of Shakespeare and the Emblem Writers. With numerous illustrative devices from the original authors. Green, Henry (18011873), Unitarian minister and author, was born near Penshurst, Kent, on 23 June...

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1870-4 2vols Macmillan's Magazine Volumes XXI and XXX Articles Essays Criticism
1870-4 2vols Macmillan's Magazine Volumes XXI and XXX Articles Essays Criticism

Price: £35.00

Two volumes of Macmillan's Magazine. Volumes XXI of 1870 and XXX of 1874.These anthological works have contributors from numerous people including Robert Louis Stevenson, Lady Amberley, A Schwartz and more.This work is...

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1871 2Vols H A Taine The History Of English Literature Translated by H. Van Laun
1871 2Vols H A Taine The History Of English Literature Translated by H. Van Laun

Price: £42.00

 A classic of literary criticism by this influential French proponent of naturalism, who is remembered for his three-pronged approach of considering "race, millieu, and moment."Taine was hugely influential in the direction French...

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1871 Was Shakespeare A Lawyer Author's Presentation Copy Measure For Measure
1871 Was Shakespeare A Lawyer Author's Presentation Copy Measure For Measure

Price: £69.99

A study into Shakespeare's possible legal career. An author's presentation copy, with an ink inscription to verso of front free endpaper. With a relevant newspaper clipping tipped in to front free endpaper and a previous owner's...

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1873 4vol History of English Literature H A Taine Bound by Bedford
1873 4vol History of English Literature H A Taine Bound by Bedford

Price: £59.99

A study of the history of English literature from French author and critic H. A. Taine. Translated from the French by H. van Laun. New edition. Bound by F. Bedford (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). Bookplate...

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1873 An Analysis of The Fifth Book of Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity Kennicott
1873 An Analysis of The Fifth Book of Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity Kennicott

Price: £850.00

An extremely scarce first edition of Reverend B Kennicott's analysis of Hooker's polity.With errata page to the rear.The analysis is of Hooker's fifth book of Polity, originally published in 1597. Hooker's Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie...

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1874 Essays in Modern Military Biography Col Charles Cornwallis Chesney
1874 Essays in Modern Military Biography Col Charles Cornwallis Chesney

Price: £75.00

A collection of essays in military biography.Many of Charles Cornwallis Chesney's biographical writings appeared in the Edinburgh Review.Essays to this work include 'De Fezensac's Recollections of the Grand Army' , 'Henry Von Brandt,...

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1874 Lord Macaulay Critical And Historical Essays Contributed Edinburgh Review
1874 Lord Macaulay Critical And Historical Essays Contributed Edinburgh Review

Price: £34.99

A collection of essays by Macaulay which includes essays which were originally published in the Edinburgh Review. Authorised edition. Essays include those on: Milton, Machiavelli, Southey's Edition of the Pilgrim's Progress,...

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1874 Lord Macaulay Critical And Historical Essays Prize Copy Half Calf Gilt
1874 Lord Macaulay Critical And Historical Essays Prize Copy Half Calf Gilt

Price: £45.00

A prize copy of Lord Macaulay's collection of essays covering everything from politics to literary criticism.Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (1800-1859) was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote...

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1874 Macaulay Critical And Historical Essays Prize Copy Half Calf Gilt
1874 Macaulay Critical And Historical Essays Prize Copy Half Calf Gilt

Price: £45.00

A prize copy of Lord Macaulay's collection of essays covering everything from politics to literary criticism.Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (1800-1859) was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote...

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1874 Renart le Nouvel Gielee de Lille Jules Houdoy Roman Satire
1874 Renart le Nouvel Gielee de Lille Jules Houdoy Roman Satire

Price: £80.00

Renart le Nouvel is an anaylsis of the 13th century poet, Gielee de Lille's Roman Satire.This new reading is written by Jules Houdoy.

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1874-90 2 Vol in 1 English Dialects English Sounds Ellis Sweet Coloured Maps
1874-90 2 Vol in 1 English Dialects English Sounds Ellis Sweet Coloured Maps

Price: £175.00

Two volumes bound as one concerning the English language, one work focusing on the dialects within Britain, whilst the other looks at the history of the English language. With two coloured maps. ...

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1876 3vol Critical and Historical Essays Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay
1876 3vol Critical and Historical Essays Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay

Price: £200.00

A beautifully bound set of essays by eminent Whig politician, historian and essayist, Thomas Babington Macaulay. Complete in three volumes. Comprising of essays contributed to the Edinburgh...

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1876 The Authorship of Shakespeare Nathaniel Holmes Baconian Work
1876 The Authorship of Shakespeare Nathaniel Holmes  Baconian Work

Price: £49.99

An excellent edition of this interesting and work on the authorship of the Shakespeare canon.One of the more important Baconian texts.With an engraved frontispiece of Sir Francis Bacon, protected by its original tissueguard.Neat...

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1877 A Note on Charlotte Bronte Swinburne 1st Edition, 2nd issue, Dedication to Theodore Watts
1877 A Note on Charlotte Bronte Swinburne 1st Edition, 2nd issue, Dedication to Theodore Watts

Price: £120.00

A first edition copy of Swinburne's 'A Note on Charlotte Brontë' in its second issue. Complete with a dedication leaf to Theodore Watts and publisher's ads. In the original royal blue...

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1877 Lord Macaulay Critical Historical Essays Edinburgh Review Literary
1877 Lord Macaulay Critical Historical Essays Edinburgh Review Literary

Price: £25.00

A collection of essays and review by Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay.A Victorian Whig politician and historian, Macaulay wrote extensively on British history and as a literary critic. His historical works especially have been hailed...

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1878 Arsene Houssaye Le Roi Voltaire French Fold Out
1878 Arsene Houssaye Le Roi Voltaire French Fold Out

Price: £150.00

An illustrated edition of this critical work on Voltaire.One of 500 limited copies featuring four portraits of Voltaire and a fold out frontispiece.

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1879 Thackeray Anthony Trollope Men of Letters First Edition
1879 Thackeray Anthony Trollope Men of Letters First Edition

Price: £48.00

The first edition of this biography on the Victorian writer William Makepeace Thackeray, written by Anthony Trollope. The first edition of this work. A short biography of the popular Victorian...

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1880 2vols Arrows of The Chace Collection of Scattered Letters John Ruskin
1880 2vols Arrows of The Chace Collection of Scattered Letters John Ruskin

Price: £70.00

A first edition two volume set of work featuring the essays of the notable critic and essayist John Ruskin. First edition. In the publisher's original binding. Written by John Ruskin. Ruskin...

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1880 8vol Selected Works of Thomas Babington Macaulay Speech Critical Historical
1880 8vol Selected Works of Thomas Babington Macaulay Speech Critical Historical

Price: £340.00

The collected works of Thomas Babington Macaulay.sixteen volumes in eight books. Frontispiece to volume I of Critical Historical and Miscellaneous Essays and to volume I of The History of England. The works present are as follows:Vol...

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1880 Samuel Smiles Thrift Self-Help Fine Binding Essays Thirty-Second Thousand
1880 Samuel Smiles Thrift Self-Help Fine Binding Essays Thirty-Second Thousand

Price: £125.00

A nicely bound copy of this popular Victorian author's work of instructional criticism. Samuel Smiles is probably best known for his work 'Self-Help'. This work also promoted thrift and criticized...

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1880-1908 5vols Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne
1880-1908 5vols Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne

Price: £525.00

A beautiful set of some of the Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne.In five volumes.The set consists of: A Study of Shakespeare, Miscellanies, Poems and Ballads II, A Study of Ben Jonson and Age of Shakespeare.Algernon Charles Swinburne...

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1881 Henry Morley English Literature In The Reign Of Victoria With Facsimiles
1881 Henry Morley English Literature In The Reign Of Victoria With Facsimiles

Price: £44.00

A profile of English literature in the Nineteeth Century.Written by Henry Morley, the work has forty pages of facsimiles signatures of authors featured in this edition, from their correspondence with the publisher Baron...

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1882 4vol Critical and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Edinburgh Review
1882 4vol Critical and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Edinburgh Review

Price: £125.00

A set of Thomas Babington Macaulay's essays, covering historical to Some of the topics included are Frederic the Great, Gladstone on Church and State, and Lord Francis Bacon. New edition. Macaulay's political writings are famous...

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1882 The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches Lord Macaulay Essays
1882 The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches Lord Macaulay Essays

Price: £38.00

A collection of writings by Lord Macaulay.A new edition.Including his contributions to Knight's Quarterly Magazine, The Edinburgh Review, Encyclopaedia Britannica as well as miscellaneous poems, inscriptions etc.Thomas Babington Macaulay...

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1882-3 2vols Eighteenth Century Essays and English Comic Dramatists Burn Binding
1882-3 2vols Eighteenth Century Essays and English Comic Dramatists Burn Binding

Price: £48.00

Two volumes of literary works published by Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.Oswald John Frederick Crawfurd edited the Comic Dramatists volume. He was an English journalist and man of letters. He worked in the Foreign office and...

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1883 A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets by Anna L Ward
1883 A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets by Anna L Ward

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets edited by Anna L. Ward. Based upon Bohn's Edition, Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged. Twelve Hundred Quotations Added from American Authors.

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1883 Essais sur la Litterature Anglaise Emile Montegut French
1883 Essais sur la Litterature Anglaise Emile Montegut French

Price: £42.00

A nicely bound collection of Emile Montegut's essays of English literature, in the original French. In the original French. Including essays on the English character, Don Quixote, Shakespeare,...

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1884 2vol Literary Studies Walter Bagehot Richard Holt Hutton Dickens Gibbon
1884 2vol Literary Studies Walter Bagehot Richard Holt Hutton Dickens Gibbon

Price: £49.99

A collection of studies of various authors by Walter Bagehot, which has been edited by Richard Holt Hutton. With a frontispiece to volume I. Third edition. Including chapters on Dickens, Gibbons, Cowper, and many more. Complete...

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1884 3vol Critical and Historical Essays New Edition Prize Binding University of Aberdeen
1884 3vol Critical and Historical Essays New Edition Prize Binding University of Aberdeen

Price: £125.00

A new edition of these fascinating critical and historical essays by renowned historian Lord Macaulay. Complete in three volumes. A new edition. Prize binding from the University of Aberdeen....

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1884 3vol Critical And Historical Essays To Edinburgh Review By Lord Macaulay
1884 3vol Critical And Historical Essays To Edinburgh Review By Lord Macaulay

Price: £220.00

A handsome set with the Critical and Historical Essays, Contributed to the Edinburgh Review by Lord Macaulay which includes essays on: Milton, Machiavelli, Southey's Edition of the Pilgrim's Progress, and Moore's Life of Lord...

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1884 Essays and Leaves From a Note-Book by George Eliot Westminster Review
1884 Essays and Leaves From a Note-Book by George Eliot Westminster Review

Price: £49.99

A collection of essays by Mary Anne Evans under the pseudonym George Eliot. Second edition.

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1884 Johnsoniana Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson Robina Napier Limited
1884 Johnsoniana Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson Robina Napier Limited

Price: £89.99

A limited collection of anecdotes on the life of Dr Samuel Johnson. Robina Napier was a British translator and antiquarian. With engraved frontispiece and half-title. Bookplate of Sir Chas. E. H. Chadwyck Healey to front pastedown. Number...

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1884 Storm Cloud of The Nineteenth Century Two Lectures John Ruskin
1884 Storm Cloud of The Nineteenth Century Two Lectures John Ruskin

Price: £110.00

Two lectures by leading Victorian critic John Ruskin.First thus, first edition in book form. Prior to this edition, in the same year, there was a version released with the two lectures bound separately.With the bookplate of one J Arthur...

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1884 Storm Cloud of The Nineteenth Century Two Lectures Meteorology John Ruskin
1884 Storm Cloud of The Nineteenth Century Two Lectures Meteorology John Ruskin

Price: £110.00

Two lectures by leading Victorian critic John Ruskin.First thus, first edition in book form. Prior to this edition, in the same year, there was a version released with the two lectures bound separately.These works are Ruskin's meteorological...

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1884 The Shakespeare Birthday Book edited by Mary F. P. Dunbar 100th Thousand
1884 The Shakespeare Birthday Book edited by Mary F. P. Dunbar 100th Thousand

Price: £23.00

A copy of The Shakespeare Birthday Book edited by Mary F. P. Dunbar.The book contatins three days with quotations on left hand pages, with spaces on the right hand side page for personal birthdays and anniversaries.100th Thousand....

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1885 2 Vols Eugene Gerurez Histoire De La Litterature Francaise
1885 2 Vols Eugene Gerurez Histoire De La Litterature Francaise

Price: £79.99

An eighteenth edition two volume set of French critic Eugene Geruzez's 'History of French Literature from its Origins until the Revolution'. Nicolas Eugne Gruzez (1799 - 1865), was a French critic. He was born at Reims. He was...

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1885 2vols in 1 only Half Hours With The Best Authors Charles Knight Chandos Classic
1885 2vols in 1 only Half Hours With The Best Authors Charles Knight Chandos Classic

Price: £95.00

A very handsomely bound work, featuring two volumes of Charles King's collection of literary excerpt by a large variety of writers. Part of the 'Chandos Classics' series. New edition, revised...

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1885 3vol Horae Subsecivae John Leech and Other Papers John Brown New Edition
1885 3vol Horae Subsecivae John Leech and Other Papers John Brown New Edition

Price: £160.00

John Brown's famous collection of essays.Volumes I and II are his Horae Subsecivae or 'Leisure Hours' with volume III containing his John Leech and Other Papers. These essays are on art, medical history and biography.The 'New Edition'...

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1885 Familiar Quotations Passages and Phrases in Common Use John Bartlett Eighth
1885 Familiar Quotations Passages and Phrases in Common Use John Bartlett Eighth

Price: £55.00

A collection of quotations and proverbs from a wide range of literature.The eighth edition of this text.With a prior owner's inscription to title page, Horace Bagley Sherman, 1886.Familiar Quotations is the longest-living and most...

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1885 La Charite Privee a Paris Maxime du Camp Librarie Hachette Charity
1885 La Charite Privee a Paris Maxime du Camp Librarie Hachette Charity

Price: £28.00

A work of literary criticism by Maxime du Camp.In the original French.This work is one of Du Camp's many works on social questions and organisations.In particular, this work focuses on the public and private charities of...

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1885 SOPHOCLES Studies of Greek Tragedies by PATIN
1885 SOPHOCLES Studies of Greek Tragedies by PATIN

Price: £39.99

A late nineteenth century edition of Patin's study of Sophocles' tragedies. Bound in half-paper and marbled paper-covered boards, with a spine label and gilt lettering. Henri Joseph Guillaume Patin (1793-1876) was a...

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1885-9 18vin15 Selected Works of Thomas Carlyle Mixed Set Uniform Binding Essays
1885-9 18vin15 Selected Works of Thomas Carlyle Mixed Set Uniform Binding Essays

Price: £850.00

This is a mixed set of Thomas Carlyle's Works.Eighteen volumes in fifteen books. Uniformly bound in a full calf binding by Dray of Cambridge. Comprising of all seventeen volumes of the 'Ashburton Edition' of Carlyle's works by...

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1886 An Introduction to the Study of Browning Arthur Symons First Edition
1886 An Introduction to the Study of Browning Arthur Symons First Edition

Price: £130.00

A copy of Arthur Symons' first work. First edition with the publisher's advertisements dated 9/86. In original cloth binding and direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.This...

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1886 Prose Masterpieces From Modern Essayists Twelve Portraits Photography First
1886 Prose Masterpieces From Modern Essayists Twelve Portraits Photography First

Price: £29.99

Prose Masterpieces From Modern Essayists by Irving, Lamb, De Quincy, Emerson, Arnold, Morley, Lowell, Carlyle, Macauley, Froude, Freeman & Gladstone. With twelve portraits in permanent photography tipped-in, many of which...

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1886 The Breakfast Table Series Oliver Wendell Holmes Three Vols In One
1886 The Breakfast Table Series Oliver Wendell Holmes Three Vols In One

Price: £35.00

The full collection of Oliver Wendell Holmes' 'Breakfast Table' series, issued as one volume by George Routledge and Sons. In a smart prize binding. Comprising of The Autocrat of the Breakfast...

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1886 The Shelley Library An Essay in Bibliography Buxton Forman Shelley Society
1886 The Shelley Library An Essay in Bibliography Buxton Forman Shelley Society

Price: £65.00

A comprehensive bibliography of Shelley's library.Written by Shelley scholar and frequent editor of works for the Shelley Society, Harry Buxton Forman.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted...

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1886 The Shelley Library An Essay In Bibliography Harry Buxton Forman
1886 The Shelley Library An Essay In Bibliography Harry Buxton Forman

Price: £95.00

A comprehensive bibliography of Percy Bysshe Shelley.Written by Shelley scholar and frequent editor of works for the Shelley Society, Harry Buxton Forman.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973)...

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1887 PAUL DE SAINT-VICTOR Hommes et Dieux
1887 PAUL DE SAINT-VICTOR Hommes et Dieux

Price: £59.99

Nice copy, bound in quarter leather with marble paper-covered boards. Paul Bins, comte de Saint-Victor (1827-1881), was a French author, was born in Paris. He becamse known as PaulSaint-Victor, and ceased to use the title of...

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1887 Review of Hogg's Memoirs of Prince Alexy Haimatoff Percy Bysshe Shelley
1887 Review of Hogg's Memoirs of Prince Alexy Haimatoff Percy Bysshe Shelley

Price: £65.00

The third edition of Shelley's review of Hogg's memoirs of Prince Alexy Haimatoff.From a limited print-run of two hundred and fifty copies as stated on recto of leaf following half-title page.With an extract from Some Early...

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1887 Studies in Italian Literature Classical Modern Catherine Mary Phillimore
1887 Studies in Italian Literature Classical Modern Catherine Mary Phillimore

Price: £28.99

A critical examination of Italian literature from Catherine Mary Phillimore. Also containing, 'The Legend of El Cenacolo'.

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1887 The Book of Kells A Lecture Professor J O Westwood Illustrated J R D'Olier
1887 The Book of Kells A Lecture Professor J O Westwood Illustrated J R D'Olier

Price: £58.00

A very scarce copy of Professors J. O. Westwood's lecture on 'The Book of Kells', and interesting and important academic work. A very scarce lecture. The speech was given by Professor J....

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1887 Third and Final Series of Bibliographical Collections W Hazlitt Carew
1887 Third and Final Series of Bibliographical Collections W Hazlitt Carew

Price: £90.00

The third series of this useful biographical guide.Limited edition, one of 270 copies printed for this impression of this edition.With an illustrated title page.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted...

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1888 An Essay on Percy Bysshe Shelley Browning Shelley Society Limited 500copies
1888 An Essay on Percy Bysshe Shelley Browning Shelley Society Limited 500copies

Price: £50.00

An interesting essay on Percy Bysshe Shelley.From a limited print-run of 500 copies as stated on verso of half title page.Edited by W Tyas Harden.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book...

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1888 DRYDEN by George SAINTSBURY Literary Criticism
1888 DRYDEN by George SAINTSBURY Literary Criticism

Price: £57.99

A handsomely bound copy of Saintsbury's book on Dryden. Bound in half vellum with marbled paper covered boards and gilt lettering. Saintsbury, George (1845-1933) was a literary scholar and historian. Saintsbury published "Dryden...

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1888 Shakespeare or Bacon Theodore Martin Author's Presentation Eardley Wilmot
1888 Shakespeare or Bacon Theodore Martin Author's Presentation Eardley Wilmot

Price: £99.99

An author's presentation copy of this work on Shakespeare and Bacon. First edition. With a copperplate letter from the author to Sir John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot, 2nd Baronet, and an ink inscription to half title, dated 18th July...

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1888 The Enemies of Books William Blades Revised Edition Bibliography
1888 The Enemies of Books William Blades Revised Edition Bibliography

Price: £85.00

A bibliographical analysis regarding the enemies to books, by William Blades. This is Blades' best known work, and documents his lament against the mistreatment of books. This is an early revision...

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1888 The Essays of Lord Bacon Moral and Historical Worsk Chandos Library
1888 The Essays of Lord Bacon Moral and Historical Worsk Chandos Library

Price: £52.00

A selection of essays written by Lord Bacon, handsomely bound in a full calf binding, with marbled endpapers. A lovely example of this collection of works. An attractively bound collection...

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1888 William Shakespeare His Epitaph Unearthed Scott Surtees Authorship Problem
1888 William Shakespeare His Epitaph Unearthed Scott Surtees Authorship Problem

Price: £49.99

A study of Shakespeare's life and epitaphs. With chaptes on his 'after-residence' at Stratford-on-Avon, the true authorship of Shakespeare's plays, and cryptic messages hidden in his writings.

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1889 2vol Readings of Purgatorio of Dante William Warren Vernon Frontispiece
1889 2vol Readings of Purgatorio of Dante William Warren Vernon Frontispiece

Price: £55.00

An interesting scholarly reading of Dante's 'Purgatorio' from his 'Divine Comedy', written by the Dante scholar William Warren Vernon. Complete in two volumes. This work is a scholarly reading...

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1889 2vols Essays by Mark Pattison Lincoln College Henry Nettleship 1st
1889 2vols Essays by Mark Pattison Lincoln College Henry Nettleship 1st

Price: £68.00

The first edition of this collection of Mark Pattison's essays, here collected and arranged by Henry Nettleship. The first edition of this work. Complete in two volumes. A collection of essays...

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1889 4vol Critical Historical and Miscellaneous Essays Thomas Babington Macaulay
1889 4vol Critical Historical and Miscellaneous Essays Thomas Babington Macaulay

Price: £125.00

A smartly-bound collection of the famous essays of Thomas Babington Macaulay, originally contributed to the Edinburgh Review. New edition. They have been acclaimed for their readability, but criticized for their inflexible attachment...

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1889 Contributions to the Textual Criticism Divina Commedia Edward Moore 1st
1889 Contributions to the Textual Criticism Divina Commedia Edward Moore 1st

Price: £31.00

The first edition of this work of textual criticism of Dante's 'Divine Comedy', written by the Reverend Edward Moore. The first edition of this work. This work is an interesting criticism of...

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1889 Fabian Essay In Socialism Various G. Bernard Shaw First Edition
1889 Fabian Essay In Socialism Various G. Bernard Shaw First Edition

Price: £44.00

A first edition copy of this collection of essays of Socialism, with contributions from G. Bernard Shaw, who also edited this work. A first edition copy of this work, in the publisher's original...

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1889 L'Inimitable Boz Historique et Anecdotique de Charles Dickens De Heussey
1889 L'Inimitable Boz Historique et Anecdotique de Charles Dickens De Heussey

Price: £65.00

A smartly bound copy of this French biography of the Victorian author Charles Dickens. In the original French. Charles Dickens is one of the most famous British authors to have ever lived,...

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1889 W Davenport Adams Rambles in Bookland Literary Essays Headpieces Tailpieces
1889 W Davenport Adams Rambles in Bookland Literary Essays Headpieces Tailpieces

Price: £45.00

A first edition of Davenport Adams' 'Rambles in Book-Land'.A collection of short essays on various literary topics, such as Romanticism, the treatment of books, and personal satire. Decorated with headpieces and tailpieces.

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1890 3vols Charles Kingsley Historical Lectures National Sermons Literary General Essays
1890 3vols Charles Kingsley Historical Lectures National Sermons Literary General Essays

Price: £30.00

A collection of essays by popular Victorian historian, essayist and priest, Charles Kingsley. In uniform cloth bindings. Being his historical essays, National Sermons and several literary...

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1890 Analysis of Mr. Tennyson's 'In Memoriam' Frederick Robertson
1890 Analysis of Mr. Tennyson's 'In Memoriam' Frederick Robertson

Price: £75.00

Frederick Robertson's interesting critical study of the poem 'In Memoriam' by Alfred Tennyson. The thirteenth edition of this work. An interesting literary study and criticism on Alfred Tennyson's...

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1890 Curiosities of Literature Illustrated Folding Plates Isaac D'Israeli
1890 Curiosities of Literature Illustrated Folding Plates Isaac D'Israeli

Price: £45.00

A fascinating work from English man of letters Isaac D'Israeli.With a portrait frontispiece of D'Israeli and an additional folding plate.This collection of essays was his most popular work. It consists of myriad anecdotes about historical...

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1890 Emile Faguet Dix-Hutieme Siecle Etudes Litteraires French Yseux Binding
1890 Emile Faguet Dix-Hutieme Siecle Etudes Litteraires French Yseux Binding

Price: £180.00

A beautifully bound book of literary criticism in FrenchIn an attractive Yseux bindingLooking at works from Pierre Bayle, Fontenelle, Le Sage, Marivaux, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, J.J. Rousseau, Buffon, Mirabeau, Andr Chnier....

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1890 Epigrammatica Serious Semi Serious Divertive Frederick Harford Letter First
1890 Epigrammatica Serious Semi Serious Divertive Frederick Harford Letter First

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Epigrammatica, Serious, Semi-serious, and Divertive by Frederick Kill Harford. With a letter inserted from the author to General Lord Edward Pelham Clinton dated July 3rd 1899. First edition.Printed for the author at the Westminster...

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1890 Studies in Milton's Poetic Art Richard G Moulton Cambridge Scarce
1890 Studies in Milton's Poetic Art Richard G Moulton Cambridge Scarce

Price: £140.00

A very scarce pamphlet documents the lecture syllabus of Cambridge University by Richard G Moulton, designed for the affiliated centres. Very scarce. Second edition, partially revised. ...

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1890-1 6vols Breakfast Table Series O Wendell Holmes Autocrat Poet Professor
1890-1 6vols Breakfast Table Series O Wendell Holmes Autocrat Poet Professor

Price: £110.00

The complete six volume set of Oliver Wendell Holmes' popular series.Holmes gained international fame from his Breakfast-Table series. The table talk books attracted a wide audience due to their conversational style. Homes' intentions...

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1891 Essays in Little By Andrew Lang Literary Criticisms
1891 Essays in Little By Andrew Lang Literary Criticisms

Price: £29.99

A collection of essays on the works of famous authors, including Dumas, Homer, and de Banville. Including frontispiece portrait of the author. Part of the Whitefriars Library of Wit and Humour.

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1891 Sir Joshua Reynolds Discourses on Art Edward Gilpin Johnson Limited Edition
1891 Sir Joshua Reynolds Discourses on Art Edward Gilpin Johnson Limited Edition

Price: £95.00

A series of lectures delivered by Sir Joshua Reynolds.Illustrated, with a frontispiece and numerous plates.Collated, complete.A large paper edition, limited to 100 copies. This is numbered 79.In the original quarter calf binding.Edited...

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1891 The Quintessence of Ibsenism George Bernard Shaw First Edition Essay
1891 The Quintessence of Ibsenism George Bernard Shaw First Edition Essay

Price: £77.00

The first edition of this popular essay by George Bernard Shaw. Shaw championed Ibsen's plays when many theatregoers regarded him as outrageous. Therefore, his Quintessence of Ibsenism remained a classic throughout the 20th century....

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1892 Cigarette Papers For After Dinner Smoking Hatton First Edition Illustrated
1892 Cigarette Papers For After Dinner Smoking Hatton First Edition Illustrated

Price: £40.00

The first edition of this collection of musings by Joseph Hatton.Illustrated, with a portrait frontispiece titled 'A Quiet Pipe' and dozens of vignettes throughout.With half title and publisher's advertisements, in original pictorial...

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1892 Dante and His Circle Dante Gabriel Rossetti William M Rossetti New Edition
1892 Dante and His Circle Dante Gabriel Rossetti William M Rossetti New Edition

Price: £36.00

A fascinating collection of translations of the works of Dante and other notable Italian poets, by the renowned British poet, artist, translator, and founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Dante Gabriel Rossetti....

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1892 Oliver Wendell Holmes The Breakfast-Table Series Half Calf Binding
1892 Oliver Wendell Holmes The Breakfast-Table Series Half Calf Binding

Price: £23.00

A copy of Oliver Wendell Holmes' The "Breakfast-Table Series.A member of the Fireside Poets based in New England, Oliver Wendell Holmes' most famous works are The "Breakfast-Table" Series.

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1892 Shakspere Critical Study of Mind and Art Edward Dowden Tenth Edition
1892 Shakspere Critical Study of Mind and Art Edward Dowden Tenth Edition

Price: £44.00

The most influential of Dowden's critical works on Shakespeare.Tenth edition. Edward Dowden, 1843-1913, was an English literary scholar and poet. At Trinity College, Dublin, in 1873 Dowden prepared a number of lectures entitled The...

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1892 The Flight to Varenne and Other Historical Essays Oscar Browning
1892 The Flight to Varenne and Other Historical Essays Oscar Browning

Price: £45.00

A collection of ten historical essays by British educationalist, and well known Cambridge personality, Oscar Browning. Browning was an innovator in the early development of professional training...

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1893 On Some of SHAKESPEARE'S Female Characters Helena Faucit
1893 On Some of SHAKESPEARE'S Female Characters Helena Faucit

Price: £29.99

A collection of essays on Shakespeare's most complex and interesting female leads. Fifth edition. Covering Ophelia, Imogen, Portia, Rosalind, Desdemona, Beatrice, Juliet and Hermione. With frontispiece portrait of the author. ...

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1894 Bibliotheca Staffordiensis Stafford Books Rupert Simms Limited Edition
1894 Bibliotheca Staffordiensis Stafford Books Rupert Simms Limited Edition

Price: £55.00

A limited edition volume, cataloguing the literary works and artworks in relation to the county of Stafford, U.K. An informative work of local interest. Limited edition copy, printed for subscribers...

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1894 Critical and Historical Essays MACAULAY
1894 Critical and Historical Essays MACAULAY

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A collection of essays printed in the Edinburgh Review between 1825 and 1842 by Thomas Babington Macaulay, on a variety of cultural and historical figures and events. New edition. Including discussions of John Milton and Samuel...

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1894 Prose Fancies Richard Le Gallienne First Edition R. Wilson Steer Illustrated
1894 Prose Fancies Richard Le Gallienne First Edition R. Wilson Steer Illustrated

Price: £29.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating collection of twenty-five miscellaneous essays by the renowned English author and poet Richard Le Gallienne. These works were originally published in...

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1894 The Professor at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes Essay Criticism
1894 The Professor at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes Essay Criticism

Price: £34.00

A pocket sized edition of this prose work.Written by Oliver Wendell-Holmes.The Professor is the second of Holmes' breakfast-table series which take the form of one-sided dialogues with several characters at a New England boarding house....

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1894 Windfalls of Observation Edification of the Young Edward Martin
1894 Windfalls of Observation Edification of the Young Edward Martin

Price: £95.00

A guide for the edification of young people, including chapters on courtship, wills and heirs, college, death, and occupation. Edward Martin became the first literary editor of 'Live Magazine'...

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1895 4 vols complete Critical and Historical Essays by Lord Macaulay
1895 4 vols complete Critical and Historical Essays by Lord Macaulay

Price: £225.00

An attractive set of 28 essays over four volumes, including discussion of Milton, Machiavelli, Boswell's Life of Jonson and Horace Walpole. All essays were originally published in the Edinburgh Review. Complete in four volumes. A...

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1895 The Shakespeare-Secret Edwin Bormann Authorship Scarce
1895 The Shakespeare-Secret Edwin Bormann Authorship Scarce

Price: £39.99

A scarce work on the 'true' author of Shakespeare's plays, originally written in German by Edwin Bormann. Illustrated with many portraits and facsimiles to the rear. Armorial bookplate of Desmond Lionel Morse-Boycott to front...

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1897 The Children Alice Meynell Essay Collection First Edition Pictorial Boards
1897 The Children Alice Meynell Essay Collection First Edition Pictorial Boards

Price: £40.00

A collection of essays by English writer, Alice Meynell. The first edition. With an illustrated title page. Alice Meynell was an English writer, editor, critic and suffragist. ...

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1897 The Diary of William Silence Shakespeare Authorship D H Madden First Ed
1897 The Diary of William Silence Shakespeare Authorship  D H Madden First Ed

Price: £74.99

A first edition of this study of the works of Shakespeare.By Right Hon. D. H. Madden, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dublin.With illustrations, and decorated chapter headings.

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1898 2vol Critical and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Relfe Brothers Binding
1898 2vol Critical and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Relfe Brothers Binding

Price: £35.00

Two volumes of Lord Macaulay's highly praised historical and critical essays, in a signed prize binding by the Relfe Brothers. In a full calf signed prize binding by the Relfe Brothers, presented...

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1898 2vol Critical and Historical Essays Macaulay Edinburgh Review Tree Calf
1898 2vol Critical and Historical Essays Macaulay Edinburgh Review Tree Calf

Price: £125.00

A collection of essays from the Edinburgh Review written by Thomas Babington Macaulay, poet and politician.Trevelyan edition.Macaulay's political writings are famous for their ringing prose and for their confident, sometimes dogmatic,...

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1898-1901 9vols of The Works of John Morley
1898-1901 9vols of The Works of John Morley

Price: £550.00

A uniformly bound set of a collection of some of the literary works of John Morley. The set consists of Diderot in two volumes, Voltaire, Rousseau in two volumes, Critical Miscellanies in three volumes and Studies in Literature. John...

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1899 2vol Chambers's Cyclopedia of ENGLISH LITERATURE
1899 2vol Chambers's Cyclopedia of ENGLISH LITERATURE

Price: £129.99

A nice clean copy of Chambers's Cyclopedia of English Literature. Bound in half calf with pebble grained cloth boards, marbled edges, and gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. With Donald Aylmer Camerons armorial nameplate...

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1899 Bacon vs Shakspere Brief for Plaintiff Edwin Reed
1899 Bacon vs Shakspere Brief for Plaintiff Edwin Reed

Price: £19.99

A scholarly study of the Elizabethan period, examining aspects of the Shakespearian authorship theory. Featuring several illustrated plates, including a folding facsimile. From the private library of Sir Nicholas Peter Rathbone...

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1899 Jane Austen Her Contemporaries and Herself Walter Pollock Scarce
1899 Jane Austen Her Contemporaries and Herself Walter Pollock Scarce

Price: £95.00

A scarce critical work on the novels and contemporaries of Jane Austen.With the bookplate of Chris Viveash, a Jane Austen scholar and contributor to the Austen Society Reports.Walter Herries Pollock was an English writer, poet, lecturer...

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1899 L'Image de La Femme Illustrated Armand Dayot French Critical Female Beauty
1899 L'Image de La Femme Illustrated Armand Dayot French Critical Female Beauty

Price: £140.00

A beautifully illustrated work by famous art critic Armand Dayot.This title deals with how women are represented in art throughout history.Illustrated throughout with numerous plates and vignettes.In the original French.The preface...

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1899 On the Study of Words Richard Chenevix Trench A. L. Mayhew 26th Ed
1899 On the Study of Words Richard Chenevix Trench A. L. Mayhew 26th Ed

Price: £24.00

A collection of essays by the Anglican archbishop and linguist Richard Chenevix Trench, in a signed prize binding by the Relfe Brothers. 'On the Study of Words' was an important work for the...

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1900 Robert Louis Stevenson Familiar Studies Men Books Collected Essays Writings
1900 Robert Louis Stevenson Familiar Studies Men Books Collected Essays Writings

Price: £100.00

A scarce fifteenth edition of Stevenson's Familiar Stories of Men and Books.A collection of essays, included here is critical anaysis on the likes of Victor Hugo, Robert Burnes, Walt Whitman and Samuel Pepys, in which Stevenson focusses...

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1900 The Bi-Lateral Cypher of Sir Francis Bacon Elizabeth Wells Gallup
1900 The Bi-Lateral Cypher of Sir Francis Bacon Elizabeth Wells Gallup

Price: £34.99

A study of the 'ciphers' hidden in the writings of Sir Francis Bacon by Elizabeth Wells Gallup. Illustrated with numerous facsimiles of the original works. Bookplate of the Hon. Sir Percy Feilding to the front pastedown.

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1900 The Decay of Sensibility and Other Essays and Sketches Gwynn First Scarce
1900 The Decay of Sensibility and Other Essays and Sketches Gwynn First Scarce

Price: £90.00

A scarce first edition of this collection of essays and sketches.With the bookplate of Chris Viveash, a Jane Austen scholar and contributor to the Austen Society Reports. Stephen Gwynn was an Irish journalist, biographer,...

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1900 The Essays Colours of Good and Evil Advancement of Learning Francis Bacon
1900 The Essays Colours of Good and Evil Advancement of Learning Francis Bacon

Price: £60.00

A collection of Francis Bacon's essays.Published as a part of Macmillan's 'Library of English Classics'.In a Relfe Brothers binding, as indicated by binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper.Francis Bacon was an  English philosopher,...

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1901 A Subaltern's Letters to His Wife Reginald Rankin Second Impression
1901 A Subaltern's Letters to His Wife Reginald Rankin Second Impression

Price: £95.00

A work of literary criticism.Title page does not attribute authorship, author is known as Reginald Rankin.Bound by Knill and Sons, Reading as stated to binder's label to front pastedown.The second impression.With the bookplate of John...

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1901 Preface to the Germ William Michael Rossetti Facsimile
1901 Preface to the Germ William Michael Rossetti Facsimile

Price: £115.00

Rossetti's preface to 'The Germ' a work about the Pre-Raphaelite movement. A facsimile of the original 1850 periodical, incomplete with the preface bound on it's own. 'The Germ' was a periodical...

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1901 Shakespeare Studies in Baconian Light R M Theobald Presentation Copy
1901 Shakespeare Studies in Baconian Light R M Theobald Presentation Copy

Price: £69.99

A scarce copy of this study of the works of Shakespeare in the light of the Baconian theory of authorship. With cartoon of 'Shacon and Bakespeare' from Punch bound in. The Baconian theory of Shakespearean authorship holds...

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1901-03 3vol Chambers Cyclopaedia Of English Literature New Ed By David Patrick
1901-03 3vol Chambers Cyclopaedia Of English Literature New Ed By David Patrick

Price: £49.99

Chambers' Cyclopaedia of English Literature: Containing a history, critical and biographical of authors in the English tongue from the earliest times till the present day, together with specimens of their writing.  First...

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1901-03 3vol Patrick Chambers Cyclopaedia Of English Literature Biography Author
1901-03 3vol Patrick Chambers Cyclopaedia Of English Literature Biography Author

Price: £130.00

A comprehensive Chambers' Cyclopaedia of English Literature illustrated with portraits and facsimile to each volume. With a frontispiece portrait to each volume, of Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson and Sit Walter Scott. First edition...

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1902 2vol The Essays of Elia Charles Lamb Charles E Brock Zaehnsdorf Binding
1902 2vol The Essays of Elia Charles Lamb Charles E Brock Zaehnsdorf Binding

Price: £280.00

A charming two volume collection of The Essays of Elia, profusely illustrated by Charles E. Brock and bound in a handsome half morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf. Profusely illustrated with many...

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1902 3vols Oliver Wendell Holmes Illustrated The Breakfast Series H M Brock File Copy
1902 3vols Oliver Wendell Holmes Illustrated The Breakfast Series H M Brock File Copy

Price: £160.00

A fully illustrated set of 'The Breakfast Series' by Oliver Wendell Holmes, in a uniform binding. Three volumes of Holmes's 'The Breakfast Series'. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. was American...

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1902 3vols The Complete Works of John Lyly Bond First Edition Illustrated
1902 3vols The Complete Works of John Lyly Bond First Edition Illustrated

Price: £200.00

A pleasing first edition copy of this collection of the complete works of John Lyly, complete in three volumes. John Lyly was a renowned English writer, poet, dramatist, and courtier. Lyly...

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1902 Herbert E Wroot Persons Places of the Bronte Novels Jane Eyre First Scarce
1902 Herbert E Wroot Persons Places of the Bronte Novels Jane Eyre First Scarce

Price: £50.00

A scarce, first edition of Herbert E Wroot's The Person & Places of the Bront Novels.A geologist by career, Herbert E Wroot was an ardent Bront fan who edited the the Bront Society publications for six years.Very very...

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1902 Lord Penzance A Judicial Summing Up Of Bacon Shakespeare Controversy First
1902 Lord Penzance A Judicial Summing Up Of Bacon Shakespeare Controversy First

Price: £27.99

Lord Penzance on the Bacon-Shakespeare Controversy A Judicial Summing-Up by the Rt. Hon. Sir James Plaisted Wilde Baron Penzance, edited by M. H. Kinnear and with a biographical note of the author by F. A. Inderwick. First...

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1902 POETRY New Studies Literature Goethe Dowden Donne
1902 POETRY New Studies Literature Goethe Dowden Donne

Price: £149.99

A full-leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine and boards. Edward Dowden was an eminent critic of the time writing numbering many books to his credit including criticism on Coleridge, Browning,...

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1902 The Crown of Wild Olive John Ruskin Lectures Industry War Prize Binding
1902 The Crown of Wild Olive John Ruskin Lectures Industry War Prize Binding

Price: £85.00

A prize bound copy of this collection of lectures.In a Baker A Son of Clifton binding, for the Clifton College. The college's crest and motto is gilt stamped to the front board.Prize bookplate to front pastedown indicates prior...

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1902 The Mystery of William Shakespeare Judge Webb Shakespeare Problem
1902 The Mystery of William Shakespeare Judge Webb Shakespeare Problem

Price: £49.99

A scarce copy of this work on the gaps in the backstory of the life of William Shakespeare. First edition. Including chapters on Of The Scholarship of Shakespeare, Of the Identity of Shakespeare, Of Shakespeare as a Lawyer, and...

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1902 The Problem Of The Shakespeare Plays By George C Bompas
1902 The Problem Of The Shakespeare Plays By George C Bompas

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The Problem of the Shakespeare Plays by George C. Bompas. First edition. With a preface by the author dated 1902, eighteen chapters on various topics such as William Shakespeare's Life and Educations, Francis Bacon's...

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1903 Bacon-Shakespeare A Discussion by C Y C Dawbarn Authorship Debate
1903 Bacon-Shakespeare A Discussion by C Y C Dawbarn Authorship Debate

Price: £44.99

A scarce copy of this paper on the Shakespeare authorship debate. Read before the Liverpool Philomathic Society during the 78th session.

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1903 Essays by Joseph Addison John Richard Green Illustrated Title Page Prize
1903 Essays by Joseph Addison John Richard Green Illustrated Title Page Prize

Price: £37.00

A collection of essays by founder of The Spectator magazine, Joseph Addison.Edited by English historian, John Richard Green. Green began a religious career in the church and served various cures in London before turning...

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1903 Shakespeare's Homeland Brassington Howard Heath Illus 1st
1903 Shakespeare's Homeland Brassington Howard Heath Illus 1st

Price: £50.00

A fascinating book about Shakespeare's home, guiding us from the 1500s to the present day This first edition guide to the infinitely famous playwright's homeland takes us around Stratford-Upon-Avon...

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1903 The Baconian Mint Its Claims Examined William Willis Scarce First Edition
1903 The Baconian Mint Its Claims Examined William Willis Scarce First Edition

Price: £99.99

A first edition of this work on Baconian theory by William Willis. The Baconian theory of Shakespearean authorship holds that Sir Francis Bacon, philosopher, essayist and scientist, wrote the plays attributed to William Shakespeare,...

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1903-1904 10vols Diary of Samuel Pepys Wheatley Bumpus Binding Illustrated
1903-1904 10vols Diary of Samuel Pepys Wheatley Bumpus Binding Illustrated

Price: £1,200.00

A beautiful leather bound copy of the famous diary of Samuel Pepys; in a signed Bumpus morocco binding. Complete with the two rarely seen supplementary volumes. Samuel Pepys served as a Member...

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1904 Berkshire Ballads and Other Papers by John A Brain Scarce First Edition
1904 Berkshire Ballads and Other Papers by John A Brain Scarce First Edition

Price: £120.00

A posthumously published collection of the papers and lectures of John A. Brain. The volume commences with the title lecture and then follows a series of lectures on various figures; An Evening with Thomas Noon Talfourd;...

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1904 Critical and Historical Essays T Babington Macaulay Prize Binding Edinburgh
1904 Critical and Historical Essays T Babington Macaulay Prize Binding Edinburgh

Price: £90.00

A one-volume edition of critical and historical essays by celebrated nineteenth century author, Thomas Babington Macaulay. In a decorative full calf prize binding. With the crest of Malborough...

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1904 Essays of Elia Charles Lamb Library of English Prose
1904 Essays of Elia Charles Lamb Library of English Prose

Price: £19.99

The famous essays of Charles Lamb which "established Lamb in the title he now holds, that of the most delightful of English essayists." Containing title such as The Soth-Sea House, Modern Gallantry, My First Play, and Grace Before...

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1904 The Double Garden Maurice Maeterlinck Second Edition Essays A T de Mattos
1904 The Double Garden Maurice Maeterlinck Second Edition Essays A T de Mattos

Price: £40.00

A collection of essays by Maurice Maeterlinck.Translated into English by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos.The second edition of this particular collection.Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck was a Belgian playwright, poet and essayist.The...

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1904-06 2vol Crown of Wild Olive Sesame and Lilies John Ruskin Lectures Bumpus
1904-06 2vol Crown of Wild Olive Sesame and Lilies John Ruskin Lectures Bumpus

Price: £170.00

A smartly bound two volume collection of interesting essays by the influential John Ruskin. Complete in two volumes. In a full vellum binding, signed by Bumpus. 'The Crown of Wild Olive' is...

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1905 2vols The Poet at The Breakfast Table The Professor at The Breakfast Holmes
1905 2vols The Poet at The Breakfast Table The Professor at The Breakfast Holmes

Price: £120.00

Two finely bound volumes of Oliver Wendell Holmes' popular prose works.In a beautiful half calf binding by Bayntun of Bath. These are both the third edition of J M Dent and Co's publication of the Breakfast-Table series. Both...

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1905 Essays in the Art of Writing by Robert Louis Stevenson Technique First Ed
1905 Essays in the Art of Writing by Robert Louis Stevenson Technique First Ed

Price: £49.99

A work instructing in the art of literary technique by Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson (13 November 1850 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are...

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1905 Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb Illustrated by N M Price
1905 Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb Illustrated by N M Price

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An illustrated edition of Tales from Shakespeare. Tales from Shakespeare also known as All the Tales from Shakespeare is an English children's book written by Charles Lamb with his sister Mary Lamb in 1807. The book reduced the...

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1905 The Bookman Illustrated History of English Literature Thomas Seccombe
1905 The Bookman Illustrated History of English Literature Thomas Seccombe

Price: £59.99

A comprehensive history of English literature. With numerous tissue-guarded plates throughout. Including chapters on Caxton, Foxes' Book of Martyrs, Shakespeare and Paradise Lost, amongst many others. Sir William Robertson Nicoll...

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1905 The Childhood Of Fiction Folk Tales Primitive Thought Macculloch
1905 The Childhood Of Fiction Folk Tales Primitive Thought Macculloch

Price: £60.00

A fascinating examination of the elements behind folk tales. Includes chapters on friendly animals, transformation, magic and dragons.

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1906 An Essay on Comedy Comic Spirit George Meredith Vellum Binding
1906 An Essay on Comedy Comic Spirit George Meredith Vellum Binding

Price: £20.00

A nicely bound copy of George Meredith's influential essay on comedy. An essay on comedy by George Meredith. The essay shows the author keen understanding of comedy, as is still used as a reference...

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1906 Flowers from Shakespeare's Garden Walter Crane Illus Colour Plates 1st
1906 Flowers from Shakespeare's Garden Walter Crane Illus Colour Plates 1st

Price: £165.00

The first edition of this beautifully illustrated work on the flowers mentioned throughout Shakespeare's plays, illustrated by Walter Crane. The first edition of this work. This work is an...

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1906 Literary Essays John Morley First Humphreys Edition Byron Macaulay Carlyle
1906 Literary Essays John Morley First Humphreys Edition Byron Macaulay Carlyle

Price: £240.00

The edition of Morley's Literary Essays. Stated to the recto of half title page as 'reprinted by permission of Messrs Macmillan & Co'. Macmillan printed the original 1891 edition of Studies in Literature and several other critical...

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1906 Loose Beads Katharine Burrill Needlepoint Fiction Decorative Cloth
1906 Loose Beads Katharine Burrill Needlepoint Fiction Decorative Cloth

Price: £43.00

A delightful, charming little collection of prose, some of which are loosely related to needlepoint by Katharine Burrill. In the original decorative binding. First edition of this work. ...

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1907 Being and Doing Helpful Thoughts Constance M. Whishaw Bumpus Binding
1907 Being and Doing Helpful Thoughts Constance M. Whishaw Bumpus Binding

Price: £140.00

A smartly bound copy of this collection of thoughtful quotations, collected here by Constance M. Whishaw, in a signed Bumpus binding. In a full crushed morocco signed binding by Bumpus LTD....

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1907 Essays in Criticism First Series Matthew Arnold Prize Binding
1907 Essays in Criticism First Series Matthew Arnold Prize Binding

Price: £78.00

The essays from the first series of Matthew Arnold's Essays in Criticism. Originally published in 1865 this reprint inculdes the original preface.Matthew Arnold has been characterised as a sage writer, a writer who typically chastises...

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1907 Feeding The Mind Lewis Carroll William H Draper First Edition
1907 Feeding The Mind Lewis Carroll William H Draper First Edition

Price: £90.00

The first edition of this fascinating lecture delivered by noted author Lewis Carroll. The first edition, later impression of the work. The work was simultaneously published in quarter cloth...

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1907 Leigh Hunt Imagination and Fancy Talwin Morris Design
1907 Leigh Hunt Imagination and Fancy Talwin Morris Design

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A copy of literary critic Leigh Hunt's Imagination and Fancy, with a design by decorative book designer Talwin Morris.Talwin Morris was a prolific book designer and decorative artist working in the late 19th and early 20th centuries,...

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1907 Some Literary Associations of East Anglia W. Dutt Colour Plates Illus 1st
1907 Some Literary Associations of East Anglia W. Dutt Colour Plates Illus 1st

Price: £35.00

The first edition of William Dutt's work looking at literature in East Anglia, illustrated throughout by Walter Dexter. The first edition of this work. This work is an interesting look at...

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1908 The Age of Shakespeare Algernon Charles Swinburne Playwrights Renaissance
1908 The Age of Shakespeare Algernon Charles Swinburne Playwrights Renaissance

Price: £60.00

A first edition copy of this work by Algernon Charles Swinburne, offering a biography of several notable writers of the sixteenth century. A first edition copy of this work. In the publisher's...

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1909 2Vol Critical and Historical Essays Macaulay Smart Institutional Binding
1909 2Vol Critical and Historical Essays Macaulay Smart Institutional Binding

Price: £195.00

A handsomely bound collection of detailed critical and historical essays from Thomas Babington Macaulay. New impression. "Contributed to the Edinburgh Review". Bound in an institutional calf binding by Bickers and Son. With...

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1909 Literary Taste How to Form It Arnold Bennett First Edition Uncommon Illustrated
1909 Literary Taste How to Form It Arnold Bennett First Edition Uncommon Illustrated

Price: £37.00

An uncommon first edition copy of this fascinating essay on book collecting by Arnold Bennett. Bennett was a notable British novelist, playwright, critic, and essayist best known for his highly...

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1909 Yet Again by Max Beerbohm First Edition
1909 Yet Again by Max Beerbohm First Edition

Price: £49.99

An anthology of critical essays from English essayist, parodist and caricaturist, Henry Maximilian Beerbohm. First edition. With essays entitled "The Fire", "Whistler's Writing", "The Naming of Streets" and "The Humour of...

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1909-10 2vol Essays of Elia and The Last Essays of Elia Charles Lamb Illustrated
1909-10 2vol Essays of Elia and The Last Essays of Elia Charles Lamb Illustrated

Price: £110.00

Both volumes of Charles Lamb's famous essay collections.In attractive half morocco bindings and decorative colour title pages.Profusely illustrated throughout, with fifteen plates to The Last Essays of Elia as well as fifteen plates...

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1910 An Introduction to the Study of Literature William Henry Hudson
1910 An Introduction to the Study of Literature William Henry Hudson

Price: £120.00

A guide to the study of English  Literature.Including chapters on poetry, drama, and more.

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1910 Bacon is Shakes-peare Edwin Durning-Lawrence Promus of Formularies
1910 Bacon is Shakes-peare Edwin Durning-Lawrence Promus of Formularies

Price: £34.99

A study of the Baconian theory of Shakespearean authorship. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates. Previous owner's label to the rear pastedown.

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1910 Edwin Durning-Lawrence Bacon is Shakes-peare Promus of Formularies
1910 Edwin Durning-Lawrence Bacon is Shakes-peare Promus of Formularies

Price: £29.99

A study of the Baconian theory of Shakespearean authorship. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates. With newspaper review of the book from the Times, 1910 tipped into the front of the book.

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1910 Essays in Criticism First Series by Matthew Arnold
1910 Essays in Criticism First Series by Matthew Arnold

Price: £135.00

A collection of essays on literary criticism by Matthew Arnold.First Series.Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 15 April 1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold,...

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1910 ESSAYS in Criticism Matthew Arnold
1910 ESSAYS in Criticism Matthew Arnold

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A varied selection of once criticised Essay's and speeches by British poet and cultural critic Matthew Arnold. Eighth reprint of the first Eversley series. Essay's include "The Literary influence of Academies", "Maurice...

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1910 TENNYSON As a Student & Poet of Nature LOCKYER 1st
1910 TENNYSON As a Student & Poet of Nature LOCKYER 1st

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A first edition of the scarce literary investigation into the references of nature in Tennyson's works by leading scientist Norman Lockyer. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. "The intention was to collect together the passages...

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1910 The World of Homer Andrew Lang Literary Criticism Essays Greek
1910 The World of Homer Andrew Lang Literary Criticism Essays Greek

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An illustrated collection of essays on the historical, social and cultural context of the ancient Greek author Homer. The first edition of this work. Illustrated, with a frontispiece and...

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1911 D S Margoliouth The poetics of Artistotle on the Esoteric and Poetic Style
1911 D S Margoliouth The poetics of Artistotle on the Esoteric and Poetic Style

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An uncommon book exploring the poetics of Aristotle David Samuel Margoliouth (1858 - 1940) was an orientalist. He was Laudian Professor of Arabic at the University of Oxford from 1889 to 1937.

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1911 Men Of Might Studies of Great Characters A C Benson H F W Tatham Essays
1911 Men Of Might Studies of Great Characters A C Benson H F W Tatham Essays

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A collection of biographical essays on many notable male figures.In a prize binding for 'The Old Ride Branksome Park Bournemouth' by Relfe Brothers. Binder's stamp to the rear endpaper. Written and compiled by Cambridge scholars A...

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1911 The Burns Country Charles F Dougall Illustrated Second Edition
1911 The Burns Country Charles F Dougall Illustrated Second Edition

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A smartly-bound copy of this work on the Scottish countryside, and how it influenced the writings of Robert Burns. Second edition. Illustrated throughout with photographic plates.

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1911 The Gentlest Art Letters by Entertaining Hands E. V. Lucas Bumpus
1911 The Gentlest Art Letters by Entertaining Hands E. V. Lucas Bumpus

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A smartly bound copy of this collection of letters from famous figures, complied by E. V. Lucas and in a signed binding by Bumpus Ltd. This work is an anthology of letters featuring prominent...

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1911-13 3vol The Breakfast Table Series Oliver Wendell Holmes Illustrated
1911-13 3vol The Breakfast Table Series Oliver Wendell Holmes Illustrated

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A three volume set of the work of Oliver Wendell Holmes's 'Breakfast Series', illustrated throughout. The 'Breakfast Series' by Oliver Wendell Holmes. 'The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table'...

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1911-14 2vol On Life and Letters Anatole France First and Second Series
1911-14 2vol On Life and Letters Anatole France First and Second Series

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An English translation of Anatole France's La Vie Litteraire, which was a series of articles contributed to Le Temps. Containing the first and second series. Decorated with illuminated capitals. Including essays on Balzac,...

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1912 - 1923 2vol For the Love of Beasts International Thought Galsworthy 1st
1912 - 1923 2vol For the Love of Beasts International Thought Galsworthy 1st

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A smart two volume set of these pamphlets by John Galsworthy, dealing with politics, and animal welfare. The first edition of these works, complete in two volumes. 'For Love of Beasts' is a...

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1912 - 1923 2vol International Thought For the Love of Beasts 1st Galsworthy
1912 - 1923 2vol International Thought For the Love of Beasts 1st Galsworthy

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The two first editions of these pamphlets by the Nobel Prize winning John Galsworthy. The first edition of these works, complete in two volumes. 'International Thought' is an interesting political...

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1912 2 Vol Arthur Meyer Ce Que Mes Yeux Ont Vu Je Peux Dire French Calf
1912 2 Vol Arthur Meyer Ce Que Mes Yeux Ont Vu Je Peux Dire French Calf

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Two volumes of Arthur Meyer's Ce Que Mes Yeux Ont Vu and Ce Que Je Peux Dire in calf bindings.Arthur Meyer (1844 1924) was a French press baron. He was director of Le Gaulois, a notable conservative French daily newspaper that was...

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1912 3vol The Works of Sir Thomas Browne Charles Sayle Illustrated
1912 3vol The Works of Sir Thomas Browne Charles Sayle Illustrated

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A collection of the works by the seventeenth century polymath Sir Thomas Browne, edited here by Charles Sayle. Complete in three volumes. A collection of works by Thomas Browne. Browne was...

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1912 Batchelor Francis Bacon Wrote Shakespeare Arguements Pro And Con First Ed
1912 Batchelor Francis Bacon Wrote Shakespeare Arguements Pro And Con First Ed

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Francis Bacon Wrote Shakespeare The Arguments Pro and Con Frankly Dealt With by H. Crouch Batchelor First edition. This expands the author's lecture in April 1910 on the same subject at the Ladies' Guild of Francis St....

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1912 L'Oeuvre De Francisco Delicado La Lozana Andaluza Guillaume Apollinaire
1912 L'Oeuvre De Francisco Delicado La Lozana Andaluza Guillaume Apollinaire

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A French edition of Delicado's La Lozana Andaluza. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.With an illustrated frontispiece, a reproduction of a frontispiece from...

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1912 William T Smedley The Mystery of Francis Bacon First Edition
1912 William T Smedley The Mystery of Francis Bacon First Edition

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A study of the Baconian theory of Shakespeare authorship by William T. Smedley. Illustrated with a frontispiece and several facsimile plates to the rear.

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1913 Frederick Treves The Country of "The Ring and the Book" Browning Illustrated Colour
1913 Frederick Treves The Country of

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A fascinating study of the historical and cultural context of Robert Browning's dramatic narrative poem 'The Ring and the Book', by the renowned British surgeon of the Victorian and Edwardian era, Frederick Treves. ...

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1913 Henry James A Critical Study Ford Maddox Hueffer
1913 Henry James A Critical Study Ford Maddox Hueffer

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Hueffer's literary critique on the works of Henry James. With frontispiece photograph of James. Ford Madox Ford (17 December 1873 26 June 1939) was an English novelist, poet, critic and editor whose journals, The English Review...

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1913 Literary Essays Contributed to Edinburgh Review Lord Macaulay
1913 Literary Essays Contributed to Edinburgh Review Lord Macaulay

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A collection of literary essays by Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay, originally contributed to the Edinburgh Review. Including his essays on Milton, the Dramatists of the Restoration and Sir William Temple. In an Oxford binding (binder's...

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1913 Short History ENGLISH LITERATURE George SAINTSBURY
1913 Short History ENGLISH LITERATURE George SAINTSBURY

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A comprehensive study of literature from Anglo-Saxon poetry through to Victorian novels and Pre-Raphaelite poetry. In a smart morocco armorial binding from Uppingham School, with a prize presentation bookplate to the front pastedown. George...

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1913 The Country of "The Ring and the Book" Treves Illustrated Colour Arbuthnot
1913 The Country of

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A fascinating study of the historical and cultural context of Robert Browning's dramatic narrative poem 'The Ring and the Book', by the renowned British surgeon of the Victorian and Edwardian era, Frederick Treves. ...

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1914 Charles Dickens in Chancery E T Jaques Christmas Carol Court Proceedings
1914 Charles Dickens in Chancery E T Jaques Christmas Carol Court Proceedings

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An interesting account of Dickens' court case against five defendants who had pirated his novel, A Christmas Carol.Dickens' experiences in this case, along with his time as a law clerk, were a huge influence on the writing of Bleak...

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1915 The Crown of Wild Olive Four Lectures on Industry and War John Ruskin
1915 The Crown of Wild Olive Four Lectures on Industry and War John Ruskin

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An excellent copy of this collection of essays by the influential critic John Ruskin. Handsomely bound in a full calf binding, with gilt detailing to the spine and boards. A collection of four...

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1918 Principaux Chapitres et Extraits des Essais Montaigne Essays
1918 Principaux Chapitres et Extraits des Essais Montaigne Essays

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This is a collection of extracts from the works of Michel de Montaigne.Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre.

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1919 Edouard Dujardin De Stephane Mallarme au Prophete Ezechiel Chemise
1919 Edouard Dujardin De Stephane Mallarme au Prophete Ezechiel Chemise

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A scarce copy of this essay by Edouard Dujardin on French writer Stephane MallarmeIn the original French.Housed in a custom made chemise.douard Dujardin was a French writer, one of the early users of the stream of consciousness literary...

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1919 Walter De La Mare Rupert Brooke And The Intellectual Imagination: A Lecture
1919 Walter De La Mare Rupert Brooke And The Intellectual Imagination: A Lecture

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A first edition of this lecture on Rupert Brooke by the English writer Walter de la Mare, delivered at Rugby School in 1919.Rupert Brooke was a First World War Poet, who died from illness while deploying for the Gallipoli campaign...

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1920 Familiar Studies of Men and Books Robert Louis Stevenson
1920 Familiar Studies of Men and Books Robert Louis Stevenson

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A smartly bound collection of literary criticism from prolific author, Robert Louis Stevenson. With essays entitled "Victor Hugo's Romances", "Some Aspects of Robert Burns" and "Henry David Thoreau: His Character and Opinions"....

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1921 On The Art of Reading Sir Thomas Arthur Quiller-Couch Essays Lit Crit
1921 On The Art of Reading Sir Thomas Arthur Quiller-Couch Essays Lit Crit

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Bound by Riviere, a collection of lectures on the art of reading. An early edition of this work, which was first published a year earlier. These lectures were originally delivered at the University...

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1921 Who Killed Cock-Robin Osbert Sitwell Poetry Dustwrapper First Edition
1921 Who Killed Cock-Robin Osbert Sitwell Poetry Dustwrapper First Edition

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The first edition of Osbert Sitwell's interesting collection of poetry criticism, held in the original dustwrapper. The first edition, second issue of this work, with an erratum slip tipped...

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1922 Baconian Essays E. W. Smithson and George Greenwood First Edition Signed
1922 Baconian Essays E. W. Smithson and George Greenwood First Edition Signed

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A detailed anthology of five essays, examining the debate of the Shakespearian authorship theory. First edition. Neatly signed by supporting essay author; Sir George Greenwood. From the private library of Sir Nicholas Peter Rathbone...

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1922 Books And Habits From Lectures Of Lafcadio Hearn Erskine FIRST UK Edition
1922 Books And Habits From Lectures Of Lafcadio Hearn Erskine FIRST UK Edition

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A first UK edition of Hearn's literary lectures. First English Edition. 'Selected and edited with an introduction by John Erskine, Professor of English, Columbia University'. With a label for Faist, Montreux, to the front pastedown. ...

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1922 On English Poetry Robert Graves First Edition
1922 On English Poetry Robert Graves First Edition

Price: £140.00

The first edition of Robert Grave's interesting collection of essays 'On English Poetry'. The first edition of this work. This binding is the re-issued binding as both Robert Graves and the...

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1923 5vols Essays of Montaigne Charles Cotton Translated Folding Plate Uncommon
1923 5vols Essays of Montaigne Charles Cotton Translated Folding Plate Uncommon

Price: £350.00

An attractive and uniformly bound set of works by the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, translated into English by Charles Cotton. A uniform five volume set of works. A series of essays...

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1923 Literary and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Oxford Binding Critical
1923 Literary and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Oxford Binding Critical

Price: £110.00

A collection of essays by Lord Macaulay. Oxford Edition of this work.With a portrait frontispiece of Thomas Babington Macaulay. In a beautiful Oxford binding, with gilt stamping to the front pastedown.Prior owner's bookplate to the...

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1923 The Art of Thomas Hardy Lionel Johnson New Edition Critical Text
1923 The Art of Thomas Hardy Lionel Johnson New Edition Critical Text

Price: £34.00

An interesting critical text on Wessex author Thomas Hardy. With a portrait frontispiece of Hardy and one illustrated plate. In the publisher's original binding. Written by Lionel Johnson,...

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1924 Jane Austen A French Appreciation Leonie Villard Brimley Johnson Criticism
1924 Jane Austen A French Appreciation Leonie Villard Brimley Johnson Criticism

Price: £55.00

A literary criticism on the works of Jane Austen.With the bookplate of Chris Viveash, a Jane Austen scholar and contributor to the Austen Society Reports. Translated from the original french by Veronica Lucas, with a new study...

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1924 On Expression John Galsworthy First Edition
1924 On Expression John Galsworthy First Edition

Price: £30.00

The first edition of this interesting lecture by John Galsworthy about expression and the use of language. The first edition of this work. 'On Expression' was pamphlet number fifty-nine published...

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1924 The Author's Thames by Gordon S Maxwell Illustrated by Lucilla Maxwell
1924 The Author's Thames by Gordon S Maxwell Illustrated by Lucilla Maxwell

Price: £39.99

An illustrated work on the literary history of the Thames Valley. First edition. With many charming monochrome drawings.

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1924 The Shakespere Signatures Sir Thomas More Sir George Greenwood Scarce
1924 The Shakespere Signatures Sir Thomas More Sir George Greenwood Scarce

Price: £79.99

A very scarce first edition of this work on the Shakespeare authorship question by Sir George Greenwood. Illustrated throughout with numerous facsimiles of signatures.

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1925 Arbitration by Gabriel Wells Signed Lecture Scarce First Edition
1925 Arbitration by Gabriel Wells Signed Lecture Scarce First Edition

Price: £95.00

A scarce first edition of this lecture by Gabriel Wells. Inscribed by Wells to Thomas Hatton to the title page. Gabriel Wells was a noted bookseller, historian and author. Famous as one of...

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